It is remaining exactly 2 days for the first lockdown to finish with 88 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Uganda now.
We are so delighted to announce more deliveries in the clinic with more pregnant mothers attending antenatal care services. Yesterday at exactly 09:45 EST, another new adorable baby boy delivered in the Cress funded clinic here in Mijale. At birth, baby ‘BABA’ weighed 3.0kgs with an Apgars score of 09¹ 10⁵.
Ms. Kiden Susan whose husband Mr. Loburi Steven currently caught up by the lockdown in South Sudan and a resident of Dongoture village (Appx ½ KM away from the clinic) has this comment after safe delivery in the clinic.
‘’I truly lacked words to express my Happiness and Joy following the safe delivery of my live bouncing baby boy Baba when my husband was away for nearly 2 months. I have carried my baby for 9months in the womb and attended all the Antenatal visits here in the clinic – I really appreciate the kindness and expertise of the clinic young midwives who saved my life and that of my third born (baby) over the weekend when they are supposed to be resting at their homes and above all, the existence of this great clinic here is Mijale which has now become the ONLY hope for life with its’ rare medical equipments. I will add on the number of ambassadors in promoting safe delivery here in the clinic. THANK YOU and THANK YOU’’
Student Midwife Celina has been able to join the clinic and is helping Midwife Bethy deliver all of the maternity services. Improvements in the clinic’s services include:
- Improved maternal child health in the clinic through provision of continues skilled care to mothers and their babies during pregnancy, labour and after childbirth evidenced by the increase in the number of pregnant mothers attending antenatal care services while observing social distance.
- Improvement of birth outcomes which has reduced the rate of referral of mothers and their newborn babies after birth due to infections or complications.
- Many mothers were able to develop interest in other services like family planning (birth control) that are still lacking in the clinic because of her proper explanation of the advantages + disadvantages of birth control.
- Many pregnant mothers were able to start attending Antenatal care services in the clinic including over 47 pregnant mothers who were before attending their antenatal care services from Kerwa H/C III (Government health centre).
Thank you for reading – Lulu